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The Professor (2018)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 17 May 2019 (USA)
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A college professor lives his life with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

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Wayne Roberts

Writer:

Wayne Roberts
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Richard
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Veronica
Odessa Young ... Olivia
Danny Huston ... Peter
Zoey Deutch ... Claire
Devon Terrell ... Danny
Ron Livingston ... Henry
Linda Emond ... Barbara
Matreya Scarrwener ... Rose
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Donna
Paloma Kwiatkowski ... Unnamed Student
Kaitlyn Bernard ... Taylor
Michael Kopsa ... Doctor
Dion Riley Dion Riley ... Male Student #1
Justine Warrington ... Waitress
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Storyline

After learning about his terminal diagnosis, a college professor decides to live his life to the fullest by drinking, smoking and expressing real thoughts for the people around him. While going through the stages, he come to terms with the great truth of his life as he mends broken relationships, embraces the people in his life and learns to ignite his inner good spirit. Written by Santhosh

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Save your best lesson for last.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The alternate title for the film is Richard Says Goodbye. Wayne Roberts' previous film was called Katie Says Goodbye. See more »

Goofs

Shortly after the professor finds out about his disease, he stomps into the campus pond, cursing and kicking. At some point, he falls and, as we see from above, is submerged at least up to his neck. We see quite an amount of water splashing on him, wetting his shoulders and the back of his jacket right up to his head. In the next scene, however, only half of his torso is wet - to the upper half of his chest - while his face, hair, and shoulders are completely dry as if he had gently walked into the water and sat down. See more »

Quotes

Male Student #1: You mind if I ask you something personal?
Richard: No, go ahead.
Male Student #1: Have you ever been with a man?
Richard: No... No. No. No... No, I can't say that I have.
Male Student #1: Would you like to fuck me?
Richard: Like... in your ass?
Male Student #1: Yeah.
Richard: Is it... is it clean?
Male Student #1: Yeah... I mean it should be.
Male Student #1: But no. I mean, I can always give you a blowjob, too.
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Crazy Credits

There is a dedication to Betty Sue Depp, Johnny's mother, at the very end. See more »

Connections

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Gotta Get Away
Written by Thomas R Kebus, Harry Paul Krapsho, Richard T. Lauro, John S Raczka, John E. Shine
Performed by Harry Krapsho
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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touching, funny and a brilliant mix of good directing and high class acting.
10 July 2019 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

Just wow,, first time seeing Johnny Depp into this level of Drama since Secret Window ,, add to that his lighthearted comedy was a perfect addition to the original genre.

The plot is not new (of someone dying of cancer trying to live his last days to the fullest) but it all looked original and genuine and that's not because of the cast , but also because of the script itself felt quick, connected and easily followable ... in fact i have not been this focused with a movie screenplay in a while ,, it was just good.

As for tha cast ,, i don't think it needs to be said .. Depp is as always the "captain" of our hearts :D . he was a real "beast" in here ;) , the other cast members from Danny Huston to Rosemarie DeWitt and Ron Livingston they all made a very good effort making this not look like a solid rigid drama .

Final one word .. Recommended .


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Language:

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Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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